Palmerston North’s multicultural Ethkick tournament is a celebration of the city’s ethnic diversity. This year, the 13th tournament, featured a record 54 teams, including more mixed-gender teams.
The new format, including a new Fair Play Award, involved the six-a-side teams from more than 40 different nationalities playing multiple 30-minute matches during the day without knock-outs.
“Every team celebrates both where they came from to be here, and a shared experience of where we are today.
The overall winners were Gerrie’s Children, a multicultural group of friends who had met up informally at Wallace Park to kick a ball around. They won all their games as well as bonus points.